Kateřina Lukavská


Charles University


I am a lecturer and researcher at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. My background is in psychology and special education (graduated in 2008). I teach quantitative methods, psychometrics and experimental psychology at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education (CUNI). In my research, I focus on prevention of digital addictions. In my PhD thesis What makes a reasonable player (2016) I analyzed the effects of time orientation and gaming habits on presence of gaming disorder symptoms in online gamers. I am interested in children’s use of digital technologies and how parents and professionals may promote the healthy use. I participated in the development of Czech versions of Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI). I cooperate with colleagues from the Department of Addictology (First Faculty of Medicine) on various topics such as the use of electronic cigarettes, Internet addiction, ADHD in substance users and others. I cooperate with leading international experts on behavioral addictions. In 2019, I joined the Slow Tech Institute, a non-profit organization bringing together professionals in the field of new media.


  • Digital addictions
  • Quantitative methods
  • Gaming


  • PhD in Psychology of Education, 2016

    Charles University


Prevention of digital addictions

My PhD thesis “What makes a reasonable player” (2016) focused on the regulation of online gaming